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A History of Western Philosophy Setting & Symbolism

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Greece

Although other civilizations had notable achievements, Greece provided exceptional new inventions, such as mathematics, science, and philosophy. The Greeks first recorded history. Greece was divided into independent states, where cities were surrounded by agricultural territories and different levels of civilization. Minority of cities were among the highest contributors to the overall achievement. Some places, such as Arcadia were seemingly idyllic although full of horrors.

Babylonia

Following Egypt, Babylonia also invented writing. In Babylon, the division into twenty-four hours was first invented, the division of circle into 260 degrees, prediction of lunar and solar eclipses through the discovery of a cycle in eclipses.

Egypt

Egypt marks the beginning of writing in 4000 BC, initially as pictures.

Nile

Nile enabled agriculture and spurred Egyptian civilization

Tigris

Tigris enabled agriculture in Egypt, spurring its economy.

Euphrates

The Euphrates enabled agriculture in Egypt, spurring its economy.

The Island of Crete

The Island of...

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